The word “humble” occurs 81 times in the Bible. The infographic below identifies the points of each occurrence. This graphic presentation starts with Genesis in the top left and concludes with Revelation in the bottom right.
Here are the 40 most important Bible scriptures on being humble.
1 Peter 5:6
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you.
But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
“Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.”
2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
2 Corinthians 11:30
If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
1 Peter 3:8
Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind.
1 Peter 5:5
Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
2 Chronicles 12:7
When the Lord saw that they humbled themselves, the word of the Lord came to Shemaiah: “They have humbled themselves. I will not destroy them, but I will grant them some deliverance, and my wrath shall not be poured out on Jerusalem by the hand of Shishak.”
Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.
And you shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not.
With all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love.
For thus says the One who is high and lifted up, who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: “I dwell in the high and holy place, and also with him who is of a contrite and lowly spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly, and to revive the heart of the contrite.”
“All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be,” declares the Lord. “But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.”
But someone will say, “You have faith and I have works.” Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will show you my faith by my works.
You see that a person is justified by works and not by faith alone.
Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.
Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
“For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
“Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?
Now the man Moses was very meek, more than all people who were on the face of the earth.
Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.
A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.
The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor.
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor than to divide the spoil with the proud.
Before destruction a man’s heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.
The reward for humility and fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life.
One’s pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.
Toward the scorners he is scornful, but to the humble he gives favor.
For the Lord takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation.
He leads the humble in what is right, and teaches the humble his way.
For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.
For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.